There are 11 ways to get from Birmingham to Scotland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central

$110 - $270

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Hamilton, Scotland National Express

$27 - $33

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Train via Wigan North Western  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central

$174 - $273

Train TransPennine Express  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$134 - $203

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Glasgow 292.2 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$52 - $225

Fly Birmingham to Glasgow  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

$46 - $202

Fly Birmingham to Aberdeen  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BHX - ABZ

$53 - $193

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA

$79 - $235

Fly Birmingham to Inverness  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Inverness (INV) BHX - INV

$63 - $303

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$96 - $258

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Glasgow, North Frederick Street via Hamilton, Gateside Street (No 141). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Scotland is 312 miles. The road distance is 292.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs .

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The train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central takes 3 h 58 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Birmingham to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Scotland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Birmingham to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hamilton, Scotland station.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 312.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Scotland?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Birmingham to Glasgow every 4 hours. Tickets cost $170 - $270 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min. CrossCountry also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Glasgow 3 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $30 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
Train from Birmingham New Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Hamilton, Scotland
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Birmingham to Scotland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Scotland is 292 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Birmingham to Scotland.

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Aer Lingus, easyJet, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs .

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